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Izintaba Game Farm Self Catering, Game Reserve & Bush Lodge Accommodation In Vaalwater

Situated on a private game farm, just 290km's north of OR Tambo International airport, outside of Vaalwater in the Malaria Free Waterberg Biosphere, Izintaba offers self catering accommodation in six luxury, fully equipped self-catering cottages. Sleeping between four and fourteen people Izintaba Lodges are perfect for groups of friends or family get togethers, intimate weddings, romantic bush getaways or just a well deserved weekend break. Izintaba Game Farm offers guests the freedom to enjoy the bush at their own pace either walking, mountain biking, fishing, birding or doing a game drive on our 1200ha private game reserve.

Izintaba (which means "a place in the mountains") is home to a wonderful selection of birds, all the general plains game from Giraffe to Impala and innumerable species of reptiles and insects. The area is blessed with a temperate climate all year round and is malaria free. Leave the city stress behind you and come and enjoy true peace and tranquillity in the Malaria free Waterberg bush.

Accommodation:
At Izintaba we believe that a stay in the bush can be enjoyed in style and comfort. The thatched lodges are luxuriously furnished, very comfortable and overlook typical Waterberg bushveld. At the end of the day guests can relax on their patio and anticipate the magnificent sunset; make a wood fire in their private lapa, watch the incredible night sky and savour the heady scents and wild night sounds of the bushveld.

Zebra Cottage and Bushbuck Cottage:
Each lodge sleeps 4 people in 2 en-suite bedrooms, with an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Zebra lodge has a loft, which can sleep an additional 2 people.

Kudu Cottage:
A larger double story lodge, which sleeps 8 people in 4 en-suite bedrooms, with an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Own private plunge pool.

Giraffe Cottage:

Originally built as a home, Giraffe cottage has been converted into a spacious chalet with an open plan dining room, lounge and large kitchen that makes big family or friend get togethers comfortable and hassle free. Sleeps 10 people comfortably in 3 large bedrooms, one king, one double and one twin, with 4 beds in a spacious loft room, ideally suited for children. 2 full bathrooms, both with a shower and a bath.

Duiker Cottage:
Duiker Cottage will appeal to those guests who really want to experience the peace and tranquillity of being alone in the bush. Situated on a small rocky ridge, Duiker Cottage offers spectacular views of the surrounding bush and mountains from both the covered stoep and the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, one king and one twin, and one bathroom

Izintaba Lodge:
This exceptional bush home sleeps 10 in 3 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, 2 with king size beds, 1 twin and 2 large bedrooms, both twin, that share an interleading bathroom. Arrangements are flexible to suit each parties needs and extra beds are available for extra children. Bar with pool table and dartboard. Private swimming pool with thatched lapa for outdoor dining and braai area

All Lodges have the following:
Fully equipped for self catering with all crockery, utensils, bed linen and towels; 4-plate electric or gas stove with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer; fireplace in the lounge, shaded stoep (veranda); shaded carport and thatched lapa for outdoor dining and a private braai (BBQ) area.

Meals:
Ready cooked meals can be ordered and delivered to your cottage on a daily basis. Please enquire about our menus.

Activities:
Game Drive/ Bush Braai:
Join us for a 2-3 hour guided game drive, on an open landrover, followed by a 3-course dinner around a raging bonfire at our bush braai site situated in the middle of the bush under the African sky.

Mountain Biking:
A good network of farm roads enables the cyclist to enjoy riding in the bush. Tracks are either smooth or 4x4. There is always the possibility of coming face to face with a Zebra or a Giraffe around the next corner! Alternatively, the public roads outside the farm have very little traffic and offer longer rides.

Game Viewing:
Izintaba offers a diversity of habitats from open plains to rocky kloofs, to dams and seasonal rivers. This enables it to support a wide selection of wildlife. Guests can join us on an open vehicle for a guided game drive or drive in their own cars to look for game. Most roads are suitable for sedan cars and only a few require 4x4. A map of the farm is provided on arrival.

Walking:
Izintaba supports a wide range of fauna and flora, and because we do not have any dangerous game, the best way to take it all in and enjoy the beautiful scenery is on foot. There are game paths and with over 25km of roads on the property one can enjoy long easy leisurely walks. For the more energetic, there is a marked walking trail leading down a scenic kloof, which has waterfalls and rock pools in the rainy season.

Birding:
Discover the joy of bird watching with over 200 species recorded in the area. Check lists provided on request.

Swimming:
Cool off in the large swimming pool set amongst granite boulders.

Tree Spotting:
The flora is very diversified due to the variety of habitats. It's a wonderful hobby to walk about identifying trees and wild flowers with a good reference book.

Picnic Sites:
Pack a picnic and enjoy the surroundings at one of our picnic sites.

Photography:
There are endless possibilities for the keen nature photographer, especially as guests have access to all areas of the property, including a few hides.

Fishing:
Bring your own rod or use one of our to test your patience against the barbell and bream that can be caught in our dam.

Fauna & Flora:
Over 40 mammal species are found on Izintaba game farm, large and small. These include giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, bushbuck, blesbok, mountain reedbuck, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, impala, bush pig and warthog. Predators such as leopard, brown hyaena, genet, civet, black-backed jackal, caracal, and African wildcat are occasionally sighted.

The elusive aardvark, pangolin and honey badger also occur on the farm. The Waterberg boasts over 200 bird species. These include raptors such as snake eagles, buzzards and secretary birds as well as numerous different kingfishers, hornbills and sunbirds. Innumerable species of insects and reptiles occur, including the endemic Giant plated lizard.

Izintaba offers a wide range of habitats and scenery. A perennial stream, which feeds a dam and provides an interesting wetland that attracts a variety of water birds, wide open savannah plains where game is easily viewed and dense bush and rocky outcrops. On the northeastern side of the property a densely vegetated horseshoe ridge looks out on an endless vista of mountains and valleys with no sign of civilization. It is down this ridge that a number of rocky ledges and beautiful seasonal waterfalls can be found.


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Features:
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Dishwasher (some units)
DSTV in communal area
Fireplace
Fishing onsite
Game drives onsite
Hunting (less than 30km)
Internet facilities
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Lake onsite
Laundry facilities onsite
Microwave in unit
Nature trail onsite
Outdoor pool
Parking all onsite
Pets allowed by prior arrangement
Private entrance
Private pool (some units)
Television in communal area

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2017 Rates
 PeakLowMid
Bushbuck Cottage
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR2160.00 per night--
Duiker Cottage
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR2160.00 per night--
Giraffe Cottage
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR4320.00 per night--
Izintaba Lodge
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR5490.00 per night--
Kudu Cottage
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR4320.00 per night--
Zebra Cottage
Per Person Sharing-R490.00 per nightR540.00 per night
Per UnitR2160.00 per night--
 Peak
1 January 2017 to 8 January 2017
18 March 2017 to 21 March 2017
28 April 2017 to 1 May 2017
16 June 2017 to 18 June 2017
4 August 2017 to 8 August 2017
22 September 2017 to 25 September 2017
15 December 2017 to 31 December 2017

Low
9 January 2017 to 12 January 2017
16 January 2017 to 19 January 2017
23 January 2017 to 26 January 2017
30 January 2017 to 2 February 2017
6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017
13 February 2017 to 16 February 2017
20 February 2017 to 23 February 2017
27 February 2017 to 2 March 2017
7 March 2017 to 9 March 2017
13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
22 March 2017 to 23 March 2017
27 March 2017 to 30 March 2017
3 April 2017 to 6 April 2017
10 April 2017 to 13 April 2017
17 April 2017 to 20 April 2017
24 April 2017 to 27 April 2017
2 May 2017 to 4 May 2017
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15 May 2017 to 18 May 2017
22 May 2017 to 25 May 2017
29 May 2017 to 1 June 2017
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19 June 2017 to 22 June 2017
26 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
3 July 2017 to 6 July 2017
10 July 2017 to 13 July 2017
17 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
24 July 2017 to 27 July 2017
31 July 2017 to 3 August 2017
9 August 2017 to 10 August 2017
14 August 2017 to 17 August 2017
21 August 2017 to 24 August 2017
28 August 2017 to 31 August 2017
4 September 2017 to 7 September 2017
11 September 2017 to 14 September 2017
18 September 2017 to 21 September 2017
26 September 2017 to 28 September 2017
2 October 2017 to 5 October 2017
9 October 2017 to 12 October 2017
16 October 2017 to 19 October 2017
23 October 2017 to 26 October 2017
30 October 2017 to 2 November 2017
6 November 2017 to 9 November 2017
13 November 2017 to 16 November 2017
20 November 2017 to 23 November 2017
27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017
4 December 2017 to 7 December 2017
11 December 2017 to 14 December 2017

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13 January 2017 to 15 January 2017
20 January 2017 to 22 January 2017
27 January 2017 to 29 January 2017
3 February 2017 to 5 February 2017
10 February 2017 to 12 February 2017
17 February 2017 to 19 February 2017
24 February 2017 to 26 February 2017
3 March 2017 to 6 March 2017
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24 March 2017 to 26 March 2017
31 March 2017 to 2 April 2017
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21 April 2017 to 23 April 2017
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19 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
26 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
2 June 2017 to 4 June 2017
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23 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
30 June 2017 to 2 July 2017
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14 July 2017 to 16 July 2017
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28 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
11 August 2017 to 13 August 2017
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25 August 2017 to 27 August 2017
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29 September 2017 to 1 October 2017
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13 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
20 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
27 October 2017 to 29 October 2017
3 November 2017 to 5 November 2017
10 November 2017 to 12 November 2017
17 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
24 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
1 December 2017 to 3 December 2017
8 December 2017 to 10 December 2017

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